Monthly Archives: October 2011

Okay, Ayn Rand isn’t a complete Asshole…just mostly

My post yesterday may have been a bit harsh. There are some elements in Atlas Shrugged that are worthwhile. To be fair, I’ll talk about those and then explain why her philosophy still leads assholery. One of the positive elements of …

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Ayn Rand is an Asshole

Yeah, I said it. I usually try to be fair and open minded, but that chick teaches a really ugly philosophy. I also prefer not to result to cursing at anyone, even dead people, if I can help it. But …

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On Secrecy and Stargates

I’ve been watching old episodes of Stargate via Netflix and I started thinking about the whole “keeping the Stargate a secret” thing. At first, this made sense for the show and reality. An unknown device that no one really understands, …

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On Ships and Communication

The testing of STO’s conversion to F2P continues on the Tribble test server. The Devs have been releasing information every so often in the form of Dev Blogs. Most of been pretty blah, but the two most recent ones raised …

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Why I Like Taxes

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Over the last week I’ve been trying to iron out what the tax rules will be for me as I go into the book writing business. I’ll have no income of my own this year, so haven’t thought about. But …

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Class Selection

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Having trouble deciding what class you’ll play when SWTOR is released? Darth Revan on Reddit has a handy flowchart to help you pick:

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Jedi Knight vs Bounty Hunter: Film at 11

The people from Bioware started a new set of videos last week. This latest one compares the iconic Jedi Knight and the armored Bounty Hunter. It’s a pretty interesting video that highlights how they are trying to achieve balance in …

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Grey Gecko Press

Last night I signed a contract to have my book published through Grey Gecko Press. While this is a small start-up publisher, I’ve been sold on the founder’s, Jason, vision. GGP is very much a hybrid between the traditional big …

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Occupy Houston Update

Found a great video put together from the first day of Occupy Houston. It makes me more sad that I missed the march on the first day.

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Break-up Averted

Well, it seems Netflix will not be divorcing itself. Last month, Netflix announced that it’s Streaming and DVD-by-mail service would be separating, and that the DVD’s would change it’s name to Qwikster. But it seems the two have found a …

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